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Time for tee! Devon Golf Month takes place in May

29th April 2013

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Devon Golf Month set to tee off

Time for tee! Devon Golf Month takes place in May with a host of free taster sessions, open events and coaching opportunities to encourage people to take up the sport.

The month includes:
•    Town centre events when passers-by will be offered the chance to try golf
•    A Get into golf challenge at the Devon County Show
•    Free taster sessions at up to 30 clubs across the county
•    Advice on follow-up coaching sessions with PGA professionals

The month supports the national Get into golf campaign and is run by the Devon Golf Partnership which brings together the men's, women's and professional organisations to grow the game in the county.

It is part of a festival of Get into golf activities across the South West and County Development Officer Craig Townsend commented: “Golf is a great game for anyone who enjoys fresh air, friendship and exercise.

“There's never been a better time to start. If you've not played before or want to get back into the game this could be the time for you. Whatever age you are there will be activities happening to suit you and at many locations close to you.

“Last year we saw 900 people take part in Devon Golf Month and in 2013 we want more!

The town centre events will take place on: 4 May in Victoria Street, Paignton; 5 May in Lower Union Street, Torquay; 11 May in Barnstaple town centre, and 25 May at the Community Sports Day, Mountbatten Centre, Plymouth. Each will involve PGA professionals and volunteers from local clubs and they'll invite passers-by to hit shots into inflatable nets or try putting.

The Devon County Show from 16-18 May will feature a Get into golf Challenge with a chipping competition for both beginners and regular players.
 
There will also be a beginners' inter-university day between MARJONS and Plymouth for beginners at Central Park Pitch and Putt in Plymouth which will include a nine-hole competition.

To find out about Devon Golf Week opportunities visit www.getintogolf.org and click on the activity map. All you have to do is book your place on free taster sessions and turn up on the day in comfortable clothing – equipment is provided. For more information about the Devon Golf Partnership visit www.devongolfpartnership.org.uk

Notes for Readers:-
England Golf is the governing body for amateur golf in England.
England Golf was formed on 1st January 2012 following the merger of the English Golf Union Ltd. and the English Women's Golf Association and is one of the largest sports governing bodies in England looking after the interests of over 1,900 golf clubs and 770,000 men and women club members.

Responsible for the training of the country's top amateur golfers, England Golf also organises all the major English amateur championships. England Golf works to actively encourage new golfers and increase the continued interest and participation in golf through its golf development initiative ‘Get into Golf'.

England Golf is a member of The England Golf Partnership (EGP) together with the PGA and supported by the Golf Foundation and Sport England. Their Whole Sport Plan for golf identifies how England will achieve its vision of becoming ‘The Leading Golf Nation in the World by 2020' from grass roots right through to elite level.

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